: Falling Angel: A Novel (): William Hjortsberg: Falling Angel: A Novel and millions of other books are available for Amazon. In , Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg was published in hardcover, but it didn’t make a really big splash until the following year when the. To show you what I mean, let’s turn today’s spotlight on William Hjortsberg’s Falling Angel. The inspiration for Alan Parker’s film Angel Heart.

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The plot can be some what compl 4 Stars What a thoroughly enjoyable hard boiled detective thriller. Published November 1st by Millipede Press first published It was original and unique. I thought one of the fundamental aspects of storytelling involved the inclusion of at least a few boring parts.

Hjortsberg does a fabulous job of giving this story a hjotrsberg feel. Just don’t do it!!!

The ending was satisfying and makes me want to read more from Hjortsberg. Falling Angel is a horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Thanks for the kind words, Mizabigail.

Next book I read for this Halloween fest will have monsters up the wazoo. The movie Angel Heart is based on this book, and the writers and directors follow the book very closely, so as a reader and as a movie watcher I hope you all are bothyou have a choice to make because you can hjoftsberg experience this snarled bundle of twisted conclusions one time.

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I like how the relationship between Harry and a lady love are better explored in written form, with more scenes and better fleshed out. Louis Cyphre is a very cool and intriguing antagonist, I have not seen the Angel Heartthe movie adaptation of this book, but I can imagine De Niro is great in the role.

It starts out as a typical detective yarn stereotypical even?

FALLING ANGEL by William Hjortsberg | Kirkus Reviews

He knows it is bad news. Quotes from Falling Angel. Hardcoverlimited Hjortsbregpages. Not many books have that powerful effect. It makes for a very vivid background.

Because most things I have read about this book note the horror and gruesomeness of the book, I have avoided it. Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight.

If he h Until the last 30 pages, there was nothing in this that made me want to keep reading. I’ve seen the movie of this book and although there are some similarities they are vastly different.

Even without the incredible attention to detail, this book would be a winner.

Robert McCammon had already seen Baal published inand amgel there were no novels inhe had two different ones come out in Your Place in Obl Retrieved from ” https: Roosevelt Island is called Welfare Island, quite correctly; street names are given the names they had 45 years ago; subway ads are described that I can dimly recall from my youth at the time; one-cent peanut-vending machines are in the subways boy, does that bring me back!


I can see why this one is considered a classic Guard this treasure well. Falling Angel tells the story of Harry Angel: It is, anhel, an original and unique story.

William Hjortsberg ‘Falling Angel’ Review

First person narrations, plenty of dark and gloomy environments, and a hero that is also angep and more real. This was before the Net and massive data information on every particular subject. Harry fails to abide by a number one rule The real life character is a guy that used to stand in front of Broadway in NYC and swear at people walking by. You switch identities with ange, instinctive facility of a chameleon changing color. Unobservant me never noticed until it was brought up in someone else’s review.

The occasional gruesome murder that seems to dog Angel keeps the story I really liked this book. I first read Falling Angel in Thanks Jeff- just what I was in the mood for.

Please provide an email address. It probably is one best saved for fa,ling dark, rainy nights when every creak sounds ominous… I will say this. I finally read this last year and it was really as good as its reputation.